Are you passionate about working with children to create a safer online world? Do you have experience of working directly with young people to give them a voice?
We are looking for two motivated and organised individuals to play a key role in our new child safety online participation work. These roles will be central to the NSPCC's new strategy of amplifying the voices and experiences of children and young people to help keep them safe online. One role will be responsible for the delivery of our new child safety online youth taskforce over 2 years. The second will extend this work to consider how we can amplify youth voice across each of the devolved nations over 2 years.
Our research found that there are on average 3,500 online child sexual abuse crimes taking place every month, and we've seen an 80% rise in grooming offences since 2017. With the recent passing of the Online Safety Act this is a crucial moment in turning the tide on online harm and abuse. We believe for this to be successful young people must have a voice on what safety online looks like to them.
Young people have been clear: 'Though we may be young, we have a strong opinion on how to keep children safe online'. They have told us that being online is a 'key part of their lives' but they can follow every rule adults set about online safety and still experience harm. Currently, there's a lack of consideration for young people's thoughts and experiences, and how these can be used to drive real change in the online world. We want to change that.
Join us and you'll become part of a team that cares about the work they do and the people they work with. You'll discover opportunities to grow, along with challenges and a shared purpose that'll bring the best out in you. And you'll get to find your own way to make a difference that means more, and that impacts millions of young lives.
As an organisation, we are committed to creating and fostering a culture that promotes safeguarding and the welfare of all children and adults at risk. Our safer recruitment practices support this by ensuring that there is a consistent and thorough process of obtaining, collating, analysing and evaluating information from and about candidates to ensure that all persons appointed are suitable to work with our children and adults.
Siobhan Walters / Children's Services